Hot Tips …
If you wear glasses and cannot do without them please ensure
you have a spare pair or a copy of your prescription information
in case they get lost/broken and need to be replaced ( this
happened last year )
I will post a contact phone number on the blog
tgshawaii.wordpress.com once we arrive.
I will also update the blog each night.
Phones and Wifi
There is free wifi in the hotel so students will be able to use
skype/facetime/viber to be in contact. This also means that Data
(and push notifications) can be switched off on smartphones
once we are about to board the plane
I have found in the past that taking some cash and then taking more
out once we are there has been the best way if you don’t want to take
your whole budget in cash. Cash can be left in the teachers room safes
in a named bag.
Things to get organised this month.
2 x Plug adapter and 4 plug multi board for each room (students need
to decide who will get them for their room)
Sort out roaming on your cellphone (and data) or decide to get a pre
pay sim with USA number when we arrive.
Travel insurance organised. ( and any medication you need ) House of
travel can do travel insurance for our group for $140 each ( please let me
know if you want to order this and i will do a group purchase )
Decide how you are taking money and order your US dollars
Tuesday 8th July
Meet at the airport at 2045
Hawaiian airlines HA 446 Auckland – Honolulu
Depart 2355 Arrive 1045 arrive 10:45am same day
Two bags – 32 kilos
Check in together (wait till everyone is there)
Go through immigration – No Duty Free
Airbus A330 (seats 2-4-2)
Meals included (no changes available)
Movies and TV included - You need to sleep !
Tuesday 8th July
10:45am Arrive Honolulu
The Amazing race
Climb Diamond Head and walk back
Check in to the accommodation
Local area exploring
Dinner at Hard Rock Café
Night Swim at Waikiki Beach
Wednesday 9th July
Breakfast at Ihop
Round the Island Tour. (togs, towel, snacks)
Dinner at Ala Moana Center Food Court
•Diamond Head Lookout on the Slopes of Diamond Head
•Kahala Homes of the rich and famous
•Halona “Blow Hole” Lookout “From Here To Eternity” Beach
•Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut plantation
•Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead
•Nu’uanu Pali Lookout & Valley
•Oahu's famous North Shore and surfing beaches Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea
•Kualoa Ranch, a working cattle ranch and visitor destination
•Moli’i Gardens, Macadamia Nut Hut & Fish Pond (film set for Jurassic Park,
Pearl Harbor & other well known film productions)
•Dole Pineapple Plantation
ROYAL CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
The best way to enjoy and learn about the beautiful island of Oahu aka "The
Gathering Place". Get out of Waikiki for approx 6 hours and return in time for a
late afternoon swim before dinner!
Certified expert driver-guides provide great insight into the history, culture,
legends and beauty of Oahu.
Thursday 10th July
Shopping at Waikele Outlet Stores
Dinner at Chilis
Friday 11th July
Pick up at 6:15 am fly to the big island and explore for
the day, return home at 10:30pm
Friday 11th July
Tour of Honolulu looking at historical sites, movie
sets, famous locations and points of interest.
Visit to the Zoo or Aquarium in the afternoon ( or both
if you want to )
Fireworks at the Hilton Village
Free choice dinner
Saturday 12th July
10am Flea market at Aloha Stadium
5:30pm Hula show on the beach
8pm dinner at cheeseburger
Sunday 13th July
Wet n Wild Hawaii pick up 0900 return at 1600 - take
money for a locker and to buy lunch.
Alamoana center food court for dinner
Monday 14th July
10am Hanauma Bay
1400 Pearl Harbour
Mr Smiths tour of the Moana
Sunset photos on the beach
Dinner TBC $20
Tuesday 15th July
Tour of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Tourism impacts walk
6pm Dinner at Chilis $20)
Wednesday 16th July
Pickup at 11am to Airport for the flight home on HA
Thursday 17th July
Arrive AKL at 2140 then bus back to TGS for pickup
US$20 - $30 per day to get around and get lunch is
Kiwibank preloaded travel card is an alternative to
cash or ATM card – cost to use
ATM cards work in Hawaii – cost to use
Take some cash for the first 2 days
Leave large amounts of money with teachers in charge
of your group. They will lock up for you
Ohana Malia Waikiki – Phone Ph: 001- 808-923-7621
Cell phones that are quad band will work in USA –
GSM 1900 or 850 band – google your phone type and
check GSM band used. Expensive to text – top up
before you leave ! Check roaming is on. Check your
carrier works in Hawaii.
Blog – updated daily.
Wireless internet is free in the lobby and at lots of
places around town.
Always go out in groups of at least 3
Let someone know where you are going and when you
will get back.
Don’t go out at night at all !
If you get lost – get in a cab ! – Yellow card in your
pocket and take a photo of it with your phone
We will get a list of phone numbers